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A 33-year-old female asked:

During my menstruation i get terrible headaches up to the point being nauseous. the flow is very heavy. and very painful the first two days. is this normal. ?

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Dr. Audrey Lance
Gynecology 14 years experience
Dysmenorrhea: What you describe is not common, but some women do have severe pain and headaches with their periods. You may have endometriosis, which is a condition that makes periods very painful. You may want to consider using a birth control method that will stop you from having periods, and likely these symptoms will also stop. good luck!

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Last updated Jan 5, 2019

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